‘La Loggia’ – Mediterranean Flavours At Anantara Villa Padierna Palace

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort is one of the Costa del Sol’s gastronomic destinations. Host to six fine dining concepts, the resort offers guests and visitors alike a tempting diversity from modern Spanish fine dining to artfully crafted cocktails and award-winning Japanese cuisine.

La Loggia

The resort’s ‘La Loggia’  is the restaurant for fine Mediterranean flavours. Recently The Luxury Editor had a lunch at La Loggia to experience first-hand the restaurant’s ‘Mediterranean culinary inspiration’. La Loggia is the restaurant that spills out onto an elegant terrace overlooking the golf course and onto the sea beyond.

Guests can start each day with a delicious variety with breakfast inside the bright and airy restaurant or on the terrace. All day dining adopts a Mediterranean flair as seasonal pasta dishes and seafood is complemented by local culinary highlights such as Gazpacho. Following the ever[1]growing vegan community La Loggia has added new culinary creations to the menu this season. From beetroot hummus with crudities to guacamole or vegan poke bowls, the restaurant adds flavourful, natural dishes prepared with flair. At La Loggia also has an excellent wine list.


We particularly enjoyed the new focus on fresh, raw, and vegetarian food.

Sharing plate of Mediterranean starters included little crispy Asian samosas  – wonderful way to experience the flavours and textures of this new lunch menu.

Avocado guacamole and crispy rice  – was light, with loads of flavour, served with delish crispy rice wafer crackers. 

Beetroot hummus with crudités – a flavourful twist on an old favourite.

Guacamole croquettes – healthy interpretation of a Spanish classic.

Tiradito of grouper fish – such a pretty dish with fab texture and subtle flavours.

The lunch menu also includes meat plates including the perfect burger; and fish dishes including Monkfish medallion with local olives and potato puree; and roasted Sea bass with fresh vegetables.


As the sunsets, the chef elevates the dining experience for a memorable gourmet meal. Expect starters like Tempura soft-shell crab with Tentsuyu sauce; and red prawns carpaccio and smoked salmon; and grilled octopus. Standout main dishes include Beef Wellington, and slow roasted shoulder of baby Lamb and wheat couscous.

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